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2018 Rock the Rose: Texas Rose Festival

Halloween & Fall Festivals: Everything From Art, Food, Taco Throwndown at Hit A Guide to All the Fun Wine, Music & More the Bricks Downtown Tyler

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October 1, 2018 • Issue 10, Volume 6

5-15 Things to Do

» Dennis Miller Comes to The Cowan Center » Hit the Bricks Second Saturday October 13th to feature A Taco Throwdown & Downtown Tyler Film Festival plus More Fun » Dinner on the Bricks in Downtown Tyler in November » History Mystery Night at the Museum at Smith County Historical Society Promises a Historical Good Time » “Tyler, Texas: A Perfect Wedding Destination” by Joyce Crawford » Fall Festival Guide: Downtown Tyler Film Festival, Countryfest & Harvest Hustle 5K in Lindale, Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Edom Art Festival, Texas Rose Festival, Harvest Wine Day, Fall Feral Hog Festival, East Texas Rose Comic Con, Dogtoberfest and More » 7th Annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon features Madison Cowan, First Winner of the Food Network Series “Chopped” » Money for College Mondays & College Fair » Lindale’s VetFest Honors Those Who Served » Therapet Totally Unleashed: A Great Time & Cause » Tyler State Park Helps You Find Your Way » First Tuesday in the Garden & Bulbs to Bloom Conference & Sale » Pooches on the Patio Fun This Month » Happy Halloween: A Guide to A Spooky Good Time for All Ages » “Hammer & Stain East Texas: A Welcoming Space to Laugh & Create” by Barbara Greenbauer

The 2018 Texas Rose Festival Guide & Fun Map 16-18 Music

» “Sean Berry: Starting A ‘Wildfire’” by Johnny Griffith » MercyMe Tenth “Avenue North” Concert Comes to The Oil Palace in Tyler » The 903 Music Fest: 10 Bands on 1 Stage in 2 Days » Tony Ramey in Concert at Old Firehouse in Edom This Month » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music

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» “Sola Bread Co.: Family at Its Finest” by Johnny Griffith » Pups & Pastries Fundraiser at True Vine and Sola Bread

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» Movies in the Park Returns for 4th Fall Season » Tyler Public Library Fall Events Roster for October » Studio Movie Grill Offers Classic Fall Films

20 Theatre

Historic Downtown Ben Wheeler Located at 1610 FM 279 Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily

» Grant Freeman Live At Cherokee Civic Theatre » Productions and Plays This Month: “Treasure Island,” “Elvis Has Left the Building,” “Dial M for Murder,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Odd Couple,” “Lake Country Community Band: Things that Go Bump,” and More

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» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Find What You Love and Let it Kill You, The Pop Art style of Tyler Shelton” by Derrick White » This Month at Tyler Museum of Art: “Apertures of the Mind: Works by Abhidnya Ghuge” » “Alternate Perspective” Opens at Gallery Main Street

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» Book Reviews by Gini Rainey: “The Day John Died” by Christopher Anderson and “Collusion of Angels” by Cynthia Boone » 2018 Genealogy Lock-In Program at Smith County Historical Society

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ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, to breaking – all using the power of light. “America’s Got Talent” called it, “The Best New Act in America!” Tickets are $32-$57. Bring on the unforgettable concerts! Bring on the big Broadway musicals! Bring on the amazing October 27th shows! Bring on the insightful lectures! It’s a new (7:30pm): The Selena Experience - It’s hard season at Cowan Center! The Cowan Center is located at 3900 Univer- to believe more than 20 years have passed sity Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. Tickets are since Selena was taken from this world far too available at the box office by calling (903)566soon. Even though she was known as “La Reina 7424, or go to Upcoming de Tejano,” Selena was more than a Tejano artproductions are: ist. She was a pop cultural icon. A true superstar. October 4th In this concert by Los Chicos del 512 and featur(7:30pm): DenEvelyn Molina, you will relive all of the songs nis Miller - Maybe ing (“Dreaming of You,” “I Could Fall In Love,” “Baila you’ve seen him Esta Cumbia”) that keep Selena’s star shining on the FOX News bright today. Public sales start October 1st. Tickets Channel. Or, perhaps you remember are $27-$57. November 8th (7:30pm): “The Sound of Music” him from his days - The Hills Are Alive! The beloved musical story as anchor of the “Weekend Update” of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®-, Grammy®- and segment on “SatAcademy Award®- winning Best Score, including urday Night Live.” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title Dennis Miller is also an award-winning comesong. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the dian, talk show host, sports commentator, actor, film version which continues to be the most sucauthor, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 cessful movie musical in history. Public sales start October 8th. Tickets are $37-$77. to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy® Awards and three Writers Guild Awards for his critically December 8th (7:30pm): The Robert Cray Band acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” Tickets - With five Grammys®, fifteen “Billboard” chartare $27-$57. topping releases, and numerous W.C. Handy Blues Awards, Robert Cray is one of the most successful October 13th (7:30pm): “iLuminate,” the fanblues artists of our time. His 40-plus years of tourtastic journey of wireless technology and dance, ing have featured him in bars, concert halls, festiis coming to Tyler! Music, art, and the technovals, and the largest arenas around the world. Publogical magic of iLuminate brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles lic sales start November 5th. Tickets are $42-$67.

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5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send to It is always free to list any event. October 6th - Walk By Faith - Registration is free! All area churches and their congregations are invited to participate at the 6th annual Tyler Faith Walk. The church that has the most members who are present at Woldert Park will win the Tyler Faith Walk trophy. Register at October 13th - 2018 Corkscrew Half Marathon will be held at Kiepersol Winery, 21508 Merlot Ln. in Bullard. Starting and ending at Kiepersol’s Winery and Distillery, this race will offer serious runners a great, paved course and 5K and 10K runners will get a more scenic run through the vineyards, with about 50/50 of pavement and trail. Register at or email October 13th Harvest Hustle 5K will be held at The Cannery, 75 Miranda Lambert Way, Lindale, as part of the annual Countryfest Festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit: David Powell Food Pantry, LISD Foundation, Lindale Fire Department, and Lindale Library. To register go to October 13th - Van Oil Festival and 5K Charity Run - Sponsored by Camp Gladiator-Van in conjunction with the 2018 Van Oil Festival, all profits will be donated to the East Texas Food Bank. Admission price includes a t-shirt. Registration begins at 7am. For more info or to register go to This will be held in Van City Park. October 13th - MudFactor Tyler 5K Obstacle This will be held at Swan MX Park, 10am-12 noon, with giant cargo climbs, mud pits, mud crawls, water slides, and a kids run too! Register at This is for the entire family to run, crawl, and get dirty having fun. October 20th - “Sharon’s “Ride.Run.Walk” Seize One Day” will be held with a bike ride, 5K and 1K at The Boulders at Lake Tyler, 16362 McElroy Rd., Whitehouse. Register as a bike rider and enjoy the scenic Lake Tyler OR run/walk a challenging 5K!

Register at or October 26th - Monster Dash 10K and 5K Courses - Join this fun, family-friendly night of running and Halloween spooks! This 5K will feature the best swag, a costume contest, and more. This race is a family-friendly opportunity to kick off Halloween! There will be food trucks, vendor booths, and a costume contest. The race will take runners through Rose Rudman Trails. First through third place male and female will receive prizes. The race is not chip-timed. To register go to This event is part of Fit City Tyler, October 20th - Out of the Darkness Walk - Come walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s efforts in lowering the suicide rate by 20% in 2025. All donations will go directly to this organization. This will be held at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler. Meet at the New Copeland area. October 20th - The Pumpkin Run 5K and Family Fun Day - Lace up your running shoes and help raise money for youth mission programs. This will be held at St. Luke’s UMC, 401 E. Main St., Kilgore. The race begins at 9am and will be followed by the annual family fun day of games, vendors, and more. Register at October 27th (8:30am): Mindfulness Triathlon This is not your typical triathlon! The race begins with a 2-mile walk/run, transitions into a 45-minute yoga session by BeFree Yoga and finishes with a 20-minute meditation. After the race, enjoy a True Vine Beer and check out the amazing local vendors promoting health and wellness in Tyler. Register at True Vine Brewing Company is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler,, Upcoming: • November 3rd-4th: Tyler Heart Walk and 5K Red Carpet Run • November 3rd: Nevada’s Revenge Marathon Mountain Bike Event • November 10th: Salute to Service 5K • November 10th: Tyler Type One Run for One • November 22nd: Tyler Turkey Trot • December 2nd: 2018 Tyler Half Marathon & 5K • December 8th: Remembering Pearl Harbor 5K • December 8th: CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville Jingle Jog 5K and Fun Run

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October 13th, Hit the Bricks:

A Taco Throwdown & Film Festival By Holli Fourniquet

On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over converge in Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and, of course, the chance to check out a great locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. Saturday, October 13th will feature the firstever Tyler Taco Throwdown, Downtown on the square as well as the popular Downtown Tyler Film Festival. Tyler is home to some great tacos, but who will bring home the title of Best Taco? We all have our favorites and on October 13th, tacos from ten competitors will be put to the test. You will have a chance to purchase tacos from all the competitors. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy Downtown Tyler with your family and friends. There will be early entrance for VIP’s with tickets at 11am and free public entrance 12 noon-3pm. Vendors will be determine taco prices. Cash is highly encouraged. There will also be t-shirts for sale for $10! After the Throwdown, The Garage Bar will be hosting an After Party. The VIP Party starts at 3pm and the Official After Party starts at 4pm which is open to the public. Catch the free shuttle ride (weather permitting) sponsored by Tyler Innovation Pipeline to check out all of the fun events happening October 13th! • 8am-12 noon: Rose City Farmers Market located at 302 S. Broadway Ave. • 10am-4pm: Scavenger Hunt at the Goodman-LeGrand Museum • 10am-5pm: Ye Olde City Antique Mall Treasure Hunt • 11am-3pm: Tyler’s Taco ThrowDown and more fun on the Square • 12 noon-4pm: 1890’s Wedding Dress Display at Smith County Historical Society and scavenger hunt • 1-5pm: 2nd Saturday Pop-Up Market at Tyler Innovation Pipeline • 2-4pm: Makerspace at Tyler Public Library  • 5:30-8:30pm: “Alternative Perspectives” Opening at Gallery Main Street • 7-9pm: Downtown Tyler Film Festival Texas Original Shorts at Liberty Hall followed by a Wrap Up Party at ETX

Brewing Co. • Held all day, the self-guided walking tour of the Half Mile of History is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. A digital brochure for the selfguided tour is at Find live music at The Garage Bar, ETX Brewing Co. (Jazz Connection, 8:30-10:30pm), Rick's On The Square, and Strada Cafe starting at around 7pm. While you’re in Downtown Tyler enjoying one of the special events, be sure to check out some of the Downtown businesses. Make sure to stop into one of Downtown’s boutique shops. These stores offer unique items that can only be found in Downtown Tyler. Visit one of the Downtown family friendly attractions including Goodman-Legrand Home & Museum, Cotton Belt Depot, Discovery Science Place, Liberty Hall, Smith County Historical Society, Gallery Main Street, or the Tyler Public Library. For dinner, sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. Find anything from cheap tacos and bar food to fine dining and everything in between. There’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. There is free parking Downtown for Hit the Bricks in the Fair Plaza parking garage (located right beside ETX Brewing Co. and across the street from The Foundry Coffee House), free parking on the square, or free valet parking at Rick’s and Jack Ryan’s after 4pm. Hit the Bricks is an event you won’t want to miss! Each one will be unique and different, but rain or shine, cold or hot, there will always be something to do in Downtown on the second Saturday of every month. For a full list of activities each month go to or download the free app “EGuide Tyler TX.”

Unique to Tyler, The Innovation Pipeline is a place and a network. It’s the intersection of innovative ideas and the tools to build on those ideas. Innovation Pipeline also offers classes. October 6th (4-6pm): Get Started with vCarve Pro - vCarve Pro is the software used to create designs that will be used to create items with the ShopBot. If you’re brand new to CNC, this class will be an excellent introduction to using the software and creating your first cuts on the Shopbot. This class is available to Innovation Pipeline members only, you must have an active membership on the day of the class in order to participate. Class size is limited to 10 people. Memberships are available. Dine upon the historic red bricks of Broadway at an elegantly dressed 11th (5:30-7pm): Intro to TinkerCAD longOctober table and enjoy a chef-prepared Saturday Nov. 10th, 2018 with live music. Ifdinner you’ve wanted to know how to design in TinkerDowntown Tyler, Texas This inaugural event will feature a 5-8pm CAD, now’ s your chance to learn. The Innovation four course dinner experience with local beer and wine parings Pipeline team is hosting an Intro to TinkerCAD to Downtown on the Bricks of Tyler. help you get familiar with the TinkerCAD interface Tickets availabe at so you can stop dreaming and start creating. During this class, participants will design, create and print All proceeds will go towards a revitalization grant for Downtown property owners. a toothbrush holder. Those that wish to print their designs may do so after the class. October 16th, November 20th (7pm): Electronics Club Meeting - Every third Tuesday of the month, come hang out with other electronics enthusiasts. Held November 10th from 5-8pm, on the From microcomputing to circuit design, you can Brick streets in Downtown Tyler, you can dine meet others and show off your projects. at this inaugural event on the historic bricks of October 20th (2-4pm): Intro to Soldering - Get Broadway. This event allows you to dine at an Ready for Decon Day! Participants of the Intro to elegantly dressed long table while enjoying a four Soldering class will learn to safely use the soldercourse chef-prepared dinner by Rick’s on the ing equipment, identify essential components of a Square, beer and Kiepersol wine pairings, along soldering project, and gain practical techniques for with live music performed by the UT Tyler Jazz project success. The class will be followed by a exerBand. cise with LEDs. Tickets are $5-$7. All proceeds will go towards a revitalization October 27th (1-6pm): Decon Day: See What’s grant for Downtown property owners. Inside - The Innovation Pipeline will have their treaOnly 150 guest tickets are available, so be sure trove of small appliances to take apart. If you’ve sure to order ASAP! ever wanted to deconstruct a Keurig, radio, or other Tickets are available at eventguruonline. small appliance just to see what inside now is your to do it. Bring your own or help take apart bricks or call (903)593-6905. At the ticket site you can select exactly which seats you would like some of the appliances the IP has on hand. to sit at. Innovation Pipeline is located at 217 E. In case of bad weather, this event will be Oakwood St., Downtown Tyler. To sign up, go to moved inside Rick’s on the Square.

Dinner on the Bricks in Downtown Tyler

History Mystery Night at the Museum at Smith County Historical Society Come to Smith County Historical Society’s

WWI Armistice Centennial Celebration and enjoy the interactive Mystery hunt at the museum in the Carnegie Library Building. Utilize QR codes, examine archived documents, search old maps, and transcribe handwritten letters to solve your clues. You will also enjoy finger foods and drinks, socializing with our WWI “live” characters, and a theatrical trumpet celebration on the stage of the historic Payne auditorium. There will be plenty of photo ops available in

the museum, so bring your friends and enjoy an evening full of fun and entertainment. There will be aged yearbooks, time worn Sanborn maps, handwritten letters to and from home and tons more. Purchase your tickets at Tickets are $25. Valet parking will be available. For more info call (903)592-5993.











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Tyler, Texas:

A Perfect Wedding Destination By Joyce Crawford Charming brick streets. Crystal-clear lakes. Gardens made to inspire. Tyler, Texas has something special for everyone including the bride-to-be. There are over 40 fine event venues within a 30-mile radius of Tyler. On Saturday, November 10th, venue and wedding professionals from East Texas will be promoting Tyler as your perfect wedding destination on the brick streets of Downtown. Visit Tyler, an organization dedicated to promoting Tyler to visitors, will sponsor the “Bridal Expo on the Bricks” during the November 10th “Hit the Bricks” event. The “Bridal Expo on the Bricks” will feature East Texas venues and businesses dedicated to making your wedding day dreams come true. More

than 50 exhibitors will be set up under tents and inside businesses 11am-3pm. This event is free to the public. Purchase a ticket for a chance to win one of the many prizes offered by exhibitors during the event. The ticket is needed to enter Liberty Hall at 3pm for the Grand Prize Presentation/Bridal Fashion Show presented by Brooke & Bre Bridal Boutique. Online ticket sales are currently available on This fun event will help the bride-to-be that lives out of town and locally meet many businesses and venue exhibitors all in one location. This inaugural event will include food trucks, travel agencies, and photographers. There will be caterers with samples, venue and hotel specials, live music, DJ’s, photo booths, and lots of fun and games from merchants with products or services that the bride will desire for her wedding. Tyler has a variety of wedding venues that are ready to delight the bride-to-be with a wide variety of venue styles and rates. Tyler venues are budget friendly too!

Take a tour of Jack Ryan’s Steakhouse, the new premier wedding venue in downtown Tyler. Enjoy a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres as you consider them to host your custom wedding event. A shuttle bus, provided by Ellison’s Classic Coach, will take you to visit the GoodmanLeGrand House to see it setup for a wedding. Step back onto the shuttle and travel to Callynth Photography Studio located on the square. This beautiful studio features hundred-year-old brick walls and 13-foot ceilings making it a fun, artistic, and versatile space perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings. The next stop, Moss: Where Flowers are Fair flower shop will showcase and experience a creative and unique floral studio set to inspire. They also have a great collection of vintage rental inventory. You will see their creative talents decorating the stage area for the Bridal Fashion Show at Liberty Hall. Hotels in Tyler, like Staybridge Suites are offering special rates for those coming from out of town to attend the Bridal Expo. Folks who are already married can take part in

Saturday Nov. 10th, 2018 Downtown Tyler, Texas 5-8pm

a “Rekindling Workshop” offered by Vow Family Champions. A workshop and vow renewal will be held at Liberty Hall at 4pm. Prizes and special offers from businesses will be available to commemorate this unique celebration. For ticket sales and more info about the Bridal Expo on the Bricks and the Vow Renewal, please visit or the East Texas Wedding Extravaganza Facebook page.

Dine upon the historic red bricks of Broadway at an elegantly dressed long table and enjoy a chef-prepared dinner with live music. This inaugural event will feature a four course dinner experience with local beer and wine parings Downtown on the Bricks of Tyler. Tickets availabe at

All proceeds will go towards a revitalization grant for Downtown property owners.

Exciting October Performances at Liberty Hall Classic Movie Month October 4th (7pm): “Ghostbusters” October 5th (12 midnight-2am): “Nightmare on Elm Street” October 6th (7pm): “Hocus Pocus” Sing Along October 20th (2pm): “Hotel Transylvania” October 31st (8pm): 40th Anniversary showing of “Halloween” (1978)

Reel Talks at Liberty Hall

Reel Talk is a new program created by the Tyler Public Library and Liberty Hall, where attendees can watch timeless classics and discover new favorites, then stay afterward to connect with like-minded people by discussing the film. Each month, there will be a new film beginning at 7pm. Bring your Library Card and get in free. Scheduled are: October 18th: “Alien” (1979) November 15th: “The Big Stick”


Downtown Tyler Film Festival October 11th - Young Filmmakers Night October 12th - The International Category October 13th - Showcase Filmmakers from Texas and Wrap Party. October 14th - DTF Recap & Best Rated Short Films


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FallAsFestival Guide 2018 weather begins to cool off, the fall festivals

will begin. There is a lot of variety and fun planned for all ages! October 11th-14th: Downtown Tyler Film Festival, Downtown Tyler The Downtown Tyler Film Festival is a celebration of storytelling through film in East Texas. They accept and show short films from all around the world, but have a special fondness for local independent works. Films will be shown each day at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Go to for details. Tickets are: $5 for any single night (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), $10 for the Sunday Awards Ceremony and wrap party (food/drink included), or $20 for an allinclusive producer’s pass (three film nights, award ceremony plus wrap party). In advance, you can buy them online from Liberty Hall or in person at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St., Tyler. On every festival night, the box office will open at 6:30pm. October 13th: Lindale 2018 Countryfest & Harvest Hustle 5K, Lindale Stroll through arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the car display, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on auction items - all at Countryfest 2018! Children will spend the day at a variety of activities including: The Texas Bank and Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department’s Kid’s ID Booth, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church. There will also be a Harvest Hustle 5K. This will be held throughout Downtown Lindale and at Picker’s Pavilion and The Cannery Stage 9:30am-3:30pm. For more info go to October 13th: 3rd Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Tyler Grab your kilt and come see the Highland Dancers, bagpipes, Highland athletic competitions, plus experience the food and fun designed for all ages. This is a free community event celebrating all things related to Celtic heritage. The DramBeauties, Kilty as Charged Pipers featuring Paul Watson & Matt Bowdin, The Dallas Highland Dancers, Charles Gunn Jr., and special guests will perform this year as well as the Twice Upon a Time Celtic Storytellers! Come and see all the exhibitors demonstrating sheep herding as done on the Scottish plains, War Horses large enough for only William Wallace to ride, Shetland Ponies from the outer Hebrides Islands, Highland Cows, and Blacksmiths will be fashioning Highland knives, Falconers and much, more! For more info go to or call

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(903)752-0980. This will be held at South Spring Baptist Church, 17002 US 69, Tyler. October 13th14th: Edom Art Festival, Edom For more than 46 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting its talents to an appreciative audience of gifters and collectors. The festival is the premier art show in East Texas. High quality art, fine crafts, live music, and great food and wine fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279. This year’s festival takes place from 10am-5pm each day. Admission is free. Visit the resident artists’ studios on the main street, for which Edom is well known. While in town for the festival, visitors can enjoy local restaurants: The Shed and The Edom Café, and tour the gardens of Edom: Blue Moon Gardens, Blueberry Hill farms, Glenda Mae’s Daylily Farm, and The Farmacy, organic produce and more. The “artistic” atmosphere of Edom brings forth the “creative spirit” in everyone who visits. Go to for a detailed schedule of events, local lodging, and a move. October 18th21st: Texas Rose Festival, Tyler The 85th Texas Rose Festival will be held on October 18th-21st, with “Rock the Rose” as its theme. Amanda Elaine Hiles will reign as the 2018 Texas Rose Festival Queen. She attends Tyler Junior College and is a member of the Apache Belles. The 2018 Duchess of the Texas Rose Festival will be Ann Caswell Ferguson, a student at Baylor University. The Rose Festival activities include the queen’s coronation at the Cowan Center on October 19th, and the Rose Parade on October 20th. Texas Rose Festival Rose Show is free and open to the public, held in the Rose Garden Center. More details can be found at October 20th: Harvest Wine Day In celebration of Texas Wine Month, help Kiepersol Winery puts the vines to sleep for the season at this peaceful day in the vineyard including distillery tours and barrel tastings, winery tours, and vineyard photo opportunities. Food will be available for purchase, but you may also choose to eat at any of the restaurants on the winery estate that will be open 7am-10pm (reservations recommended). The vineyard festivities will be from 11am-9pm. For more information call (903)894-8995. Kiepersol Winery, Distillery and Vineyards is located at 4120 FM 344 East in Bullard, October 26th-27th: Fall Feral Hog Festival, Ben Wheeler Come out and enjoy the Fall Feral Hog Festival Parade followed by live music, arts &

crafts vendors, and a wild hog cook-off. This festival also includes a Fall Feral Hog Queen Pageant and more fun! The cook off starts on Friday and goes all night. Judging is at 12 noon on October 27th and winners will be announced at 1pm. For more information, please visit the Facebook page at or online at October 26th-28th: East Texas Rose Comic Con: A Year of Anime, Tyler This science fiction, fantasy, horror, and anime-based convention brings in stars of stage, screen, comics, and more. This is three days of geeky fun that you will not want to miss. There will be gaming, amazing vendors, celebrities, authors, artists, demonstrations, cosplay, musical and dance performances, and much more. Don’t miss the chance to meet some of your favorite stars, attend new special events this year, or see the amazing cosplay contest. Keep up to date with details and appearance schedules at

Dogtoberfest 2018: Craft Beer and Cute Puppies Join For a Great Cause

Join the fun with your fourlegged best friend October 27th (11am-7pm) at Dogtoberfest 2018! Held at Juls Event Center, 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, Dogtoberfest is a combination of adoptable pets from local animal rescue groups, local live music, great food, animal rescue groups, pet-related vendors, craft beer sampling, bounce houses, pet costume contest, and more! The ultimate goal of the day is to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible. The Craft Beer tasting will take place indoors in the newly remodeled Juls Event Center. The event is free and Beer Tasting tickets are available for purchase. Participating breweries are Austin EastCiders, Bell’s, ETX Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Celis Brewery, Karbach Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Shiner Beers, Saint Arnold, Southern Star, Legal Draft, True Vine, and Revolver Brewing. Food will be available from Roost Chicken Salad and Deli, Kona Ice, Pokey O’s Cookies and Ice Cream, The Stand, Lupita’s, The Porch at ETX, Say Cheese, Lola’s, Smokey Mike’s BBQ, and Ted Kamel Foods. For more info go to dogtoberfest-2018. If you have questions about the event, contact

This Month at True Vine Brewing Company True Vine Brewing Company is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler,, True Vine Brewing has a lot going on this month! Beer + Exercise = Fun at True Vine October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st (10:30-11:30am): Pilates + Pints - The first Saturday of the month, Pilates + Pints class with Studio B Pilates+Barre will take place. For just $10 at the door, you can enjoy an hour-long Pilates class inside the brewery and enjoy a cold beer afterward. October 13th (10-11am): Yoga and Beer at True Vine - Every second Saturday of the month, a beautiful yoga practice is held under the pavilion. Afterwards, you can enjoy a beer. Class and one beer is included in price of admission. Sola Bread pizza will be serving up breakfast pastries and lunch. This is a super fun way to spend a Saturday morning. Tickets are available at the door for $10. October 20th (10:30-11:30am): Barre & Brew with Studio B - Held the third Saturday of the month is this Barre + Brew class with Studio B Pilates+Barre! For just $10 at the door, you can enjoy this amazing class. Barre classes mix elements of ballet at the barre and functional movements set to motivating music. Hop-penings this Month October 13th (5-11pm): Hoptober Fest ‘18 - The biggest and most popular event is back! Join True Vine for Hoptober Fest ‘18, happening for the first time at the new True Vine taproom and brewery. This annual event of beer, food, and music is always a sold-out blast and this year is setting up to be no different. Hoptoberfest ‘18 will feature over 15 beers including one-day-only specials, brewery tours throughout the day, food vendors, live and exclusive Hoptober Fest t-shirt printing by Ridiculously Good Branding and Thread Co., an Oktoberfest costume contest, stein holding competition, yard games, activities for the kids, and live music by Blue Louie and Big Funky Cloud. Tickets are $25 for general admission which includes entry, commemorative Hoptober Fest mug, and three beers. VIP tickets are $50 and include 21 oz. Das Boot commemorative glass, three beers to put in Das Boot, access to a special seating area, food and snacks throughout the day, private beer bar and bartender with VIP only beer options, and a special VIP Brewery Tour with owner and founder of True Vine Brewing Co. Adult nondrinker tickets are $5. October 27th (8:30am): Mindfulness Triathlon This is not your typical triathlon! The race begins with a 2-mile walk/run, transitions into a 45-minute yoga session by BeFree Yoga and finishes with a 20-minute meditation. After the race, enjoy a True Vine Beer and check out the amazing local vendors promoting health and wellness in Tyler. Register at The Mindfulness Triathlon is designed to promote alternative holistic treatments for anxiety and depression disorders. • 9

7th Annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon features Madison Cowan, First Winner of the Food Network Series “Chopped” Thursday, November 1st at 11:30 am at the Rose Garden Center (420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler), the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will hold it’s 7th annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon featuring Madison Cowan, an Alzheimer’s Advocate and first winner of the Food Network series “Chopped.” This annual event benefits the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Tickets for the 7th annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon are $75 per person. For more info call (903)509-8323 to reserve a seat or visit Madison is a hands-on family man, cook, producer, and storyteller with roots in London, Jamaica, and Detroit. In 2004, after being awarded a four-star rating from “The Times” as executive chef of Ashbells in London’s West End, he established Madison Cowan LLC, a global culinary production company that oversees operations in licensing and consulting, television production, and private dining that has reached throughout Africa, Europe, Japan, and South America. Madison has catered to jazz legend Lionel Hampton, singer and human rights activist Odetta, actors Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Anderson, rapper and poet Mos Def, fashion icon Donna Karan, playwright Lanford Wilson, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, and former President Bill Clinton. He credits his mother’s influence as the springboard to his culinary experience: “She made certain I knew my way round the kitchen and would never depend on anyone for a meal. Sage advice I now impart to my own child.” In 2010, Food Network selected him as a contestant for their hit Primetime series “Chopped” where he competed and won three consecutive episodes to become the first ever Grand Champion. Most notably, Madison’s charitable endeavors include advocating on behalf of both the

Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s NYC in its quest to cure the dementia related disease, serving as culinary council member for Food Bank For New York City, a leader in the movement to end hunger and poverty, and signing on First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move To Schools” initiative, which creates partnerships for professional chefs and public schools nationwide with the goal of solving childhood obesity within their communities by collaboratively educating children about food and healthy eating. At the luncheon, Bishop Strickland will be honored with the Butterfly Hope Award for his steadfast leadership within the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County for many years and his passion and commitment to the Alliance. Sponsorships are available, please contact the Alliance office for more information. For more information regarding the Alzheimer’s disease, Alliance programs and services, or for volunteer opportunities please visit Founded in 1982, the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County is a local nonprofit organization committed to walking alongside all of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Their services include personal consultations, education and awareness, caregiver support and resources, and brain health advocacy in Smith County.

Money for College Mondays & College Fair FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) & TASFA (Texas

Application for State Financial Aid) events will be held this month. These provides an opportunity for students and families to receive one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting the FAFSA or TASFA. These events will be held at several locations throughout Smith County on Monday evenings. The Fairs will be held: • October 15th (4:30-7pm): Arp, Brook Hill, and Whitehouse High Schools • October 22nd (2-7pm): Tyler ISD Career & Technology Center. • October 29th (4:30-7pm): Lindale, Troup, and Winona High Schools Smith County College Fair Also, Smith County students and parents can come out to these events and will be able to visit with more than 65 college and university recruiters from across the nation. Students will be able to learn more about their academic options. The recruiters’ knowledge and expertise will be essential to assisting students and parents through the college decision-making process. The College Fair will be November 12th (1-3pm) at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Students can register at Admission is free and these are open to the public.

Lindale’s VetFest Honors Those Who Served This all day festival

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will honor those who have served our country. It will be held October 27th at Pickers Pavilion, 205 E. North St. in Lindale. This will be a festival that you don’t want to miss! From 10:30am-5pm, there will be fun for the whole family with kids activities with prizes and candy, merch vendors, food, and more. Admission is free to the daytime event. This family event will be followed by concerts starting at 6:30pm with Chris Colston headlining plus Canaan Bryce, Tyler Dudley, Billie Jo Sewell, Dylan Wheeler, Vance Bruce, and Brent Querry. Concert tickets are $20 and available through Please note tickets are only need for entry into the concert. Go to for more info.

Therapet Totally Unleashed:

A Great Time & Cause

Therapet Totally Unleashed 2018 is a casual, Texas-themed gala sponsored by Tyler Ford in support of Therapet - an East Texas nonprofit that provides Animal Assisted Therapy. The evening, taking place October 13th, will feature live music by Darrin Morris Band, courtesy of Under the Pecan Tree Embroidery and Screen Printing; catering by Tyler favorites 1836 Texas Kitchen and Villa Montez; beer sponsored by the Original Evans Air Conditioning; a silent auction, a live auction with an auctioneer sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Danny Saleh; casino games sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dan Shea; and a photo booth sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Dexter Bullington. Tickets are $125 each and available at This will be held at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center in Bullard.

Tyler State Park Helps You Find Your Way At Tyler State Park, you can boat, fish,

swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, camp, birdwatch, and study nature. It is located at 789 Park Road 16, Tyler. All events are free with fee paid for admission into the park. Adults are $6 daily, and children 12 years and under are free. For more info go to tyler, call (903)597-5338, or email Dress for the weather. September 29th (9am-12 noon): Hawk Watch - Join for the peak of Fall Hawk Migration. A little cooperation from the weather can mean large numbers of hawks and other birds of prey flying over Tyler State Park on their way to their southern wintering grounds. Bring binoculars, a chair, and sunscreen, and keep a sharp eye on the sky. They have a few loaner binoculars. Meet at the Silver Canoe Park Store Patio. September 29th, October 6th (3-4pm): Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators - Discover the explosion of color on the Post Oak Savannahs as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. You will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Meet at the Blackjack Nature Trail. October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st (9am-12 noon) - Dutch Oven Cooking - Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Bring the family and join in the fun. Cooking begins at 9am and food tasting begins at 11:45am. October 13th, November 10th, 17th (8-10am): Tyler State Park Birding Tour - Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Learn the tools of the trade and simple skills to make birding easier and fun. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Brown’s Point picnic area near the lighted pier. October 13th, November 10th (10:30-12 noon): Birding 101: Introduction to Birding - Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Learn the tools of the trade and simple skills to make birding easier and fun. Dress for the weather and be ready short a short walk. October 13th (2-3pm): Backyard Birding - Do you want a bird sanctuary in your own backyard? Learn how to attract birds (and other wildlife) by wildscaping, feeding, and providing homes for our feathered friends. October 13th (3:30-4:30pm): Woodpeckers - Let’s take a walk through the forest to find as many of Tyler State Park’s seven woodpecker species as you can. You will learn how each has its own niche to fill. October 20th, November 3rd (10-11am): Kid’s Wilderness Survival - Learn how to keep from getting lost, what to do if you are lost, and how to make a handy survival pack. October 20th, November 3rd, 17th (11am-12 noon): Knotty-time for Kids - Knots have “tied” together civilizations throughout history and they are still important today. Learn knots important for camping and one that can be a lifesaver. October 20th (2-3pm): Zombie Apocalypse Hike - What happens when things go wrong? Can you survive without cell phones, electricity, or transportation? Come and play this light-hearted game of survival and see if you make it through the apocalypse. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and be ready for about a mile hike. November 23rd (8-11am): 11th Annual “Walk off the Bird” Bird Walk - Get away from the shopping madness with a serene visit to the woods. Walk off that Thanksgiving feast and enjoy the bird life of the East Texas Pineywoods. Bring your binoculars and good walking shoes. Meet at the Silver Canoe Park Store. November 23rd (1-2pm): Fall in Savannah Enjoy the Fall colors of Tyler State Park’s other ecoregion on this 1/3 mile walk. More than just the trees are changing in this wooded grassland. Meet at the Blackjack Nature Trail.

First Tuesday in the Garden & Bulbs to Bloom Conference & Sale

Fitness on the Patio at FRESH Enjoy Fitness on the Patio at FRESH with these free classes held 9-10am. FRESH is located at 3661 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. • October 6th: Zumba with Kari Figueroa and Ron Hollins • October 13th: Pure Barre • October 20th: “iLoveKickboxing” • October 27th: Crossfit Chief These classes are free.

Join at 12 noon on the patio in the IDEA Garden at the Tyler Rose Garden on the first Tuesday for this free series. • October 2nd: Anne Pattullo will present “Bulb Basics & ‘Bulbs to Blooms’ Preview Show” • November 6th: Susan Nelson will present “Container Gardens for Winter & Christmas” “Bulbs To Blooms” Conference & Sale October 13th, “From Bulbs To Blooms” Conference & Sale will be held at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler, for free. Registration is at 8:30am and the program begins at 9am. “Hardy, heirloom, and hard to find bulbs for Texas and the South” will be presented by speakers Keith Kridler and Greg Grant, bulb experts, farmers, and bluebird enthusiasts. A bulb sale will follow 11:30am-3pm. For complete info call (903)590-2980 or go to

Pooches on the Patio October 16th

(6-8pm), join the fun on the patio at Chuy’s, 5935 S. Broadway, Tyler, for delicious food, drinks, and fun. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. The mission of the SPCA of East Texas is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. The Northeast Public Health District requires that all attending dogs be current on vaccinations and wear a current rabies tag. Weekly adoptions are held Saturdays 10am-4pm at the SPCA Adoption Center, 4517 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. Please come meet the adorable adoptables! Adoption applications are available at • 11



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October 6th-28th (10am and 1pm every Saturday and Sunday): October’s Pumpkin Patch Express Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose in a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Kids of all ages love the ride aboard the historic rails from the Rusk Depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch. It’s a short 30-minute train ride with departure times at 10am and 1pm. All passengers, young and old, are encouraged to come attired in their Halloween finest. The 90-minute layover at the Pumpkin Patch includes hayrides, spooky tunes, and other seasonal music. Tiny boos and ghouls also enjoy hopping in the bounce house and trick-ortreating on our very own “Trick or Treat Street.” Every child can pick out his or her own pumpkin to take home for jack-o-lantern creating. Delicious lunch items are available for purchase. Prices are $15-$50 per ticket. Due to the popularity of this event, there are no discounts available. Please check out the calendar for dates and times of departures. Texas State Railroad is located in Rusk. For more info or tickets call (903)724-1324, (855)632-7729 or go to October 13th (2pm): Makerspace - Pumpkin Carving The Tyler Public Library’s Makerspace will be hosting a free Pumpkin Carving contest for all ages in the Makerspace Room. Come and decorate pumpkins kindly provided by FRESH, and see who can make the spookiest pumpkin of them all! Children need assistance and supervision by guardians 18 or over. The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to Most of the events are free unless noted. October 20th (10am-2pm): Pumpkin Sewing Class Benefitting the SPCA Join the fun as Sew Craftie and The Crafty Fox partner to make a difference by making adorable fabric pumpkins. This is a perfect

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class for a beginner to learn the very basic of sewing while helping a great cause. You will be making one pumpkin and all supplies are included. Sewing machines will be provided. This class involves a little machine sewing and hand sewing. All proceeds will go to the SPCA of East Texas, a local organization whose mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. The class is $30 per person. To reserve your spot contact (903)920-4243. October 18th (7pm): Reel Talk, “Alien” The Tyler Public Library and Liberty Hall are excited to begin a new film series and club called Reel Talk, billed as “A book club, but for movies!” Every third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Liberty Hall will show a movie and any interested movie goers can stay afterwards to discuss the film’s merits and flaws. The first film shown will be “Alien” on October 18th. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students; patrons with Library membership can show their library card at the door to get in for free (does not work on reserved tickets). Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at October 21st (2-4pm): Tail-Waggers Trunk or Treat The SPCA of East Texas is excited to invite you to the 1st annual “Tail-Waggers Trunk or Treat!” Join this afternoon full of fun for trunk loads of delicious dog-safe Halloween treats, a puptastic costume contest with great prizes, free playtime with friends, and other goodies. Find your best pet costume and come on out. This is free to attend and will be held at Bossart Bark Park, 3393 W. Grande Blvd., Tyler. For more info go to October 23rd (5-8pm): WSL Friends & FRESH Fall Fundraiser Join the Women’s Symphony of Tyler (WSL) for the Fall FRESH & Friends Fundraiser event featuring live music by The Leftovers plus wine, beer, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. This will be held on the patio at FRESH by Brookshire’s, 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. Tickets are available at

October 25th (4-7pm): Fall Family Fun Festival The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the 18th Annual Fall Family Fun Festival at the Glass Recreation Center. This free event is designed for children ages 2-12 and will include entertainment, games, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painters, and a costume contest beginning at 6:30pm. More than 30 organizations and local businesses are involved in this free community event. Costumes are encouraged for everyone attending. For more information, please call the Glass Recreation Center at (903)595-7271 or visit October 27th-28th (1pm): Boo at the Zoo Join the fun for safe trick or treating and fa-BOO-less fun at Boo at the Zoo. Trick or treat stations, bounce houses, and keeper talks will all be included with admission. They will be having a costume contest too, so make sure you wear your costume! To visit the Zoo, tickets for admission are $8.95 for children 3-12, $12.95 for adults 13-54, and $10.95 for seniors 55 and over. Caldwell Zoo is open 9am-4pm. The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121. October 27th (7-10pm): High Hill Farm’s Halloween Costume Party Come out for the fun at this annual party! For tickets, call (903)730-5055. High Hill Farm is located at 12626 CR 217, Arp, TX 75750. October 31st (4-6pm): Downtown Trick or Treat Kilgore Style Make sure you head along Main Street in Downtown Kilgore for plenty of candy and other giveaways - get in early before all the candy is gone! For all the up to date information on this event, check out the Kilgore Main Street’s Facebook page. Studio Movie Grill Halloween Classic Favorites (7:15pm) Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at SMG offers box office hits as well as special Halloween classic screenings. These include: • October 3rd: “The Witches” • October 10th: “Little Shop of Horrors” (Director’s Cut) • October 17th: “The Shining” • October 24th: “The Exorcist” (Director’s Cut) • October 31st: “Nightmare on Elm Street” Liberty Hall Halloween Classics Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at • October 4th (7pm): “Ghostbusters” • October 5th (12 midnight-2am): “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) • October 6th (7pm): “Hocus Pocus” Sing Along • October 20th (2pm): “Hotel Transylvania” • October 31st (8pm): 40th Anniversary showing of “Halloween” (1978) October 26th-28th (11pm-1am): Rocky Horror Picture Show - Floor Show Version returns to Liberty! The movie tells the story of a newly engaged couple that has a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. This performance features the movie and a cast of live actors performing along with the movie! Prop bags and scripts will be included with your ticket. Tickets are $20-$95. October 31st (8pm-1am): Monsters Ball Party at Lago Del Pino East Texas you are in for a treat...Night Monsters, X-otik Promotionz, and Lago Del Pino presents “Monsters Ball” Halloween costume party where the first place winner will win a $500 cash prize. Also, your certified East TX Mixologist Alexx Chakal will be mixing up all the hottest hits keeping the party going. 21 and older only. Lago Del Pino is located at 14706 CR 1134, Tyler. Tickets are available at the door.

Hammer & Stain East Texas: A Welcoming Space to Laugh & Create By Barbara Greenbauer There’s a new place in town for all you creative DIY folks (also known as Do-It-Yourself) to build, stain, and paint to your heart’s content! Hammer & Stain East Texas is the welcoming space for everyone to laugh, share, and create. You can literally take a raw piece of wood and in a few short hours, leave the building with a personallycreated, hand-crafted work of art that you will be proud to say you did with your own two hands. Owner Kay Shubert is the vibrant, enthusiastic, and personal artist behind Hammer & Stain and she is the hands-on instructor who will walk you through your project from beginning to end. Opened in February 2019 in Bergfeld Center beside The Egg & I, the space is large and inviting, and with other projects lining the walls, is in itself food for thought. “We have hundreds of stencil ideas for people to start with,” explains Kay, “but you are welcome to come in with an idea or concept and we will make it happen. The world of Pinterest has opened everyone’s eyes to projects that are easy and fun.” You and your friends, family, co-workers (or any other combination you can come up with) are welcome guests and the space is yours as you grab your wood and a seat at the huge, wide worktables. A private workshop is a great time to bond, have fun, and not worry that you are not artsy or can’t handle a brush. All materials and tools are included and you will get step-by-step instruction as you work, eat, laugh, and party down. You also get to choose your style of music as you get creative. On the night I visited, it was a private workshop that had been booked by co-workers

from Christus Trinity Mother Frances ObGyn Clinic. It’s the second visit for most and they have already set up their food and drinks at the back table and are singing and dancing to the 80’s music as they begin to create. Some of the ladies are checking out the endless selection of colors and glitter on “Bertha,” the paint caddy that Kay built that dominates the back of the space. The projects are diverse and unique; some ladies are creating signs for wedding gifts and Christmas presents and seasonal topics are a big hit. “We are getting really busy with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects,” Kay said. Projects can range from single plank boards to benches, headboards, or pillows. Shubert pre-builds most of the bigger items which have included sofa and buffet tables and kitchen islands. It’s a really fun, laid-back vibe as the group laughs, compares projects, eats, drinks, and chats. You can bring in your own choice of food and beverages (including alcohol) and make the space your own. Hammer & Stain hosts and books private parties for 10 people with the entire space able to accommodate up to 50. Hammer & Stain has been DIY central to all kinds of groups: bridal showers, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, date nights, and corporate team-building adventures. Dr. Charla Spencer, having a great time with her co-workers from the ObGyn clinic, said, “It’s my first project and it’s actually décor for my home.” At a table behind Dr. Spencer, Barbara Schwab, an ultrasound technician, was hard at work designing a personalized wedding gift. Barbara said, “We are a really close-knit supportive group but having the opportunity to have fun together and go home with a neat handmade project is a bonus.” “I love meeting and helping all kinds of folks,” said Shubert. “We have even had Boy Scouts troops come in to do kits that complete their badge work.” No time to party? Hammer & Stain has got you covered with “Hammer on the Go.” They will bring everything to your location including tables

and chairs and all materials. Shubert also has “make and take” kits that you can take home and finish at your leisure. Tonight’s funfest at Hammer & Stain is winding down, but the finished artwork is being oohed and aahed over and pictures are being uploaded to Instagram and Facebook. The handcrafted pieces are heading out the door but the memories are going to last a long time. The store is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm for walk-in customers that want to sit and create in their space. Shubert also has special ladies nights with added goodies and surprises - there have even been karaoke parties! The next Ladies Night coming up is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th. It is open to anyone! The best way to know about upcoming events and what’s happening at Hammer & Stain is at or call (432)3010786. Find great group pictures and look at the finished artwork on Hammer & Stain is located in Bergfeld Center, 130 East 9th St. in Tyler. • 15

Music Sean Berry:

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Earlier this year we introduced you to Sean Berry, a local musician who has been making waves in East Texas and beyond. The son of country music artists John and Robin Berry, Sean has crafted his own sound which shines through clearly on his recent album release, “Wildfire,” a 7-track EP that became available on streaming platforms September 7th. Armed with a solid mix of songs penned by Sean himself, “Wildfire” takes aim to satisfy with a wide range of solid tracks throughout the entire EP. From emotional anthems such as “Roller Coaster,” “Anomaly,” and the title track “Wildfire,” to the clever and quick-witted “First Generation Drunk” and “Damn You Miranda,” to the poignant “Trestle Days,” the release covers a wide range of emotions and almost gives you a sense of seeing the songs from the inside out. Combining solid lyrics with quality production value and what seems to be a first-rate lineup of backing musicians, “Wildfire” is certainly worth a listen and will surely gain Berry some new fans. I recently caught back up to Sean to get his take on the EP and a little of what went into it: Johnny: So it’s been a few months since we last spoke and the new album “Wildfire” recently released. How do you feel about the new album? How has the response been so far? Sean: I’m extremely proud of how the album turned out. Each of these songs was written to reflect an area of my life. It’s awesome to see them go from just a song I sing in my living room with an acoustic guitar to a full and finished product. The response I’ve gotten has been incredible. It’s awesome to talk to people and find out which song is their favorite because they almost always say something different. Johnny: What was different, in your mind, about this recording from any previous work you’ve done? Sean: The only other recording experience I’ve had was when I first moved to Nashville. I cut a five-song EP, but I had only written two of the songs on the project. This album is so much different simply because I wrote all of the songs, six of the seven being by myself. Johnny: The production quality is great on this album. Who did you work with in the studio on this release? Sean: We cut the entire album on tape at “Welcome to 1979” in Nashville. Artists like Chris Stapleton, Billy Gibbons, Lady Antebellum, and a ton more have all worked in that studio. It was such a cool experience to record there. You walk in the studio and immediately feel like you’re in a different era. I had some incredible musicians that played on the record too. My brother, Caelan (23), is an incredible drummer and it was awesome to have him play on the record. Johnny: You’ve got some great stories in these songs; where do you find most of your ideas come from? Sean: All of these songs are real-life experiences, minus Miranda. I have gotten into some trouble, but I’ve never been arrested! With that being said, these songs stem from things I’ve dealt with whether it be relationships or something as simple as missing home. Every lyric is part of a different time in my life. Johnny: Do you have a favorite song on this album? If so, which one and why? Sean: Probably my favorite song on the record is “Wildfire.” Originally, it wasn’t my favorite but once I heard it for the first time after being mixed it blew me away. There’s just a lot of dynamic in the song. The intro and outro have a completely different feel. I also love that we did the solo on the organ and not the guitar. You don’t hear a ton of organ solos anymore and it fit the song very well.

Johnny: Your sound seems to be a good mix of Nashville and Texas. What would you say was the biggest influence on the direction this release took? Sean: Honestly, I feel like my personality resonates with the Texas culture and that’s why we released it in more of a Red Dirt setting. In no way do I want to label myself as just a “Red Dirt” singer or just a “Nashville singer.” I believe that no matter the genre - the best music will always prevail. I don’t believe in genres as much as I believe in good music. I hope I’m able to resonate with all types of listeners with this project. Johnny: Coming from a family with a strong musical history, did you enlist any of them for musical contributions to the album? Sean: Absolutely. Both of my parents are listed as producers on the album. I’d be crazy not to want their thoughts and opinions especially since my Dad has been such a huge musical influence of mine. He’s the one that bought me my first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, and got me listening to bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, and so many other groups. He’s the reason I cling to Southern Rock ‘n Roll. Johnny: What would you say the experience of this recording taught you that you’ll take forward into the next project? Sean: “Keep it funky.” That’s what I told everyone while we were recording. Not necessarily meaning play funk but think outside of the box. I wanted this to have a different sound. I wanted this project to be unique. I don’t think I reinvented the wheel with this album by any means, but I definitely think it’s different than a lot of music out right now, and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m used to being on the outside looking in. I’m used to being the underdog. I prefer it that way and look at it as a way to keep growing and improving. Johnny: Speaking of the next thing, what’s next on your radar for the back half of the year and into 2019? Sean: Shows! Shows! Shows! Whether full band or acoustic - I don’t care. I just want to play as much as I can and have as many people hear this music as possible. I really believe these songs are relatable for a lot of different types of people. I know I’m not the only person to deal with heartache, hangovers, and missing home. Like I said, so far the response has been great. It’s pretty cool to be in the grocery store with my wife and have people come up to me, introduce themselves, and tell me that they love my music. Those little moments mean so much to me. I look forward to where this music takes me in the future. You can keep up with Sean Berry at and on Facebook at facebook. com/seanberrycountry. You can find “Wildfire” available for download on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music.

The 903 Music Fest: 10 Bands on 1 Stage in 2 Days

Introducing… The 2018 903 Music Fest! There will be 10 bands on 1 Stage in 2 days! Music starts at 6pm on Friday, October 12th, and 12 noon on Saturday, October 13th. This new family and community focused event features a number of different musical genres performed by locally, nationally, and internationally-known artists. Friday night’s headliner is Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre than Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Utter the phrase “young blues guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past, and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Also, Casey James and Sam Hyman Band will perform. Music performances begin at 6pm. Saturday night’s headliner is Clint Black. Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even

further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s wellknown that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica. Tusk, The Molly Ringwalds, Dagnabbit, Chad Cook Band, Akeem Kemp, and The Mansion Family will be on stage as well. Music begins at 12 noon. This will be held in Downtown Longview at Methvin and Green Streets. This is a family friendly event and will be fun for all ages. Tickets range from $20-$375. For more info or tickets go to or email You can buy Friday only or Saturday only, or combo tickets for both days. Children under 12 get in free.

MercyMe Tenth “Avenue North” Concert Comes to The Oil Palace Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm, MercyMe will be in concert at The Oil Palace, located at 10408 Hwy. 64E, Tyler. Tickets range from $19-$89. Event parking is $10. Since their debut in 2001, Grammy®nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/ Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks)​, landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s Year End charts. This concert is a near sell-out. Get your tickets today!

Tony Ramey at Old Firehouse in Old Edom This Month Firehouse is a “listening room.” What’s

that? Basically it’s a place where, aside from the artistry taking place on the stage, you can hear a pin drop. Concerts are intimate and personal. Admission prices for concerts are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and events begin at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. October 20th: Tony Ramey With music that reflects his real life, real people, and the landscapes shaping their destinies, Tony Ramey embodies the substantive American soul. His music doesn’t fit into any specific category - country, folk, or Americana - but based on previous audience reactions, whatever it is gets a standing ovation every time. Tony Ramey grew up in West Virginia on Bluegrass and Bill Withers, found Willie, Waylon, Cash, and Kristofferson at 11 (who fueled an already fiery passion to write songs), then he heard Steve Earle whose songs convinced him to move to “Guitar Town” (Nashville) to hone his craft. He would eventually leave for Texas when the road called him out again. With the release of his 11th album, Ramey has the respect of industry folk, and keeps growing his audience with his undeniable prowess as a singer/songwriter. His tour schedule and his passion for performing are evidence that he prefers the troubadour life-style. “We are thrilled to have him return as he always fills the house with happy listeners,” said Jeff Gottesman, owner of Old Firehouse. Also scheduled this season are: • November 10th: BrownRandy & Friends (Neal Katz & Connie Mims) • November 24th: Beth Wood • December 8th: Tom Prasada-Rao • January 19th: Andy Gullahorn • February 2nd: Beyond the Pale • February 23rd: Tom Kimmel • March 23rd: Jacob Johnson • April 6th: Edie Carey For more info go to

East Texas Symphony Orchestra Concerts Richard Lee, music director and conductor of the ETSO continues the season with works representing the American canon of classical music, old (ie. baroque) music and new music. All concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler, R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. The concerts begins at 7:30pm. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to or call (903)566-7424. November 10th (7:30pm) - ETSO Deconstructed - The ETSO is deconstructed for a concert that explores the many configurations of the orchestra. Four of the orchestra’s core violinists, led by concertmaster Mark Miller, are featured in a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi and Principal Oboist Sharon Lacey performs Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor. The evening also features Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. The evening concludes with the full force of the ETSO performing Tchaikovsky’s diabolically challenging Francesca da Rimini. The East Texas Symphony Orchestra encourages lifelong learning through a variety of programs: pre-concert talks, masterclasses, school visits by ETSO musicians and Music Director Richard Lee, and much more. For more information about ETSO and Link Up, please contact the ETSO office at (903)526-3876 or email See who is playing where at your fingertips...

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Yamato – DJ Screediz, 9-12 Monday, October 1st Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Saturday, October 6th Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Marc The Back Porch, Kilgore – Bluez Beevers, 6:30-9:30 Boyz, 9-1 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-12 Tuesday, October 2nd Coyote Sam’s - Karaoke, 7-10 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, ETX Brewery – Senor Gringo, 8-10 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-6, Heather Little, Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Todd Rinlee, FRESH – Al & The Longshots, 6-9 8-12 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Kawa’s - Paul Shafer, 7-10 Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dustin Lago Del Pino - Heather Harper, 8-11 Becker & Company, 6:30-9:30 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Gilead, 11am-1pm Wednesday, October 3rd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Michael Love & War, Lindale – Night Ranger, 6-9 Langran, 7-10 M6 Winery - Mental Custody, 3-6 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarMario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Heather Little, 9-12 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Rick’s – Cody Norman, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Woodshed, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Stefan Cotter, 7-10 6:30-9:30 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big True Vine - Katie & The Vines, 7-9 Funky Cloud, 7-10 XLN – The Kid Icarus, 9-1 Thursday, October 4th Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, Sunday, October 7th 8:30-11 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dale The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Sullivan, 8-12 Jackie’s Office Club, Lindale - Open The Central Station, Gladewater – Mic, 4-8 Karaoke, 6-9 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, Click’s - DJ, 8-12 12-2pm The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tyler Love & War, Lindale – The StatesStokes, 7-10 boro Revue, 8-12 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Monday, October 8th Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Tanner Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Logan K Sparks, 7-10 Strong, 6:30-9:30 Razzoo’s - 6 Miles To Mixon, 7-10 Tuesday, October 9th Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 6-8 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Paul Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Shafer & Friends, 6:30-9:30 Republic Icehouse – Todd Renlee, Friday, October 5th 7-10 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Cool Heat Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Band, 8-12 Clicks Live - Jenn Ford & The Wide Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dustin Becker & Company, 6:30-9:30 Eyed Devils, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Cowboys - John Schneider, 8-12 Wednesday, October 10th Eagles Bluff - Gary Patrick, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – David ETX Brewery – Gypsum & The Allen, 7-10 Travelers, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Mathew Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 McDaniels, 7-10 FRESH – The Kid Icarus Project, 6-9 The Central Station, Gladewater – Jenn Ford, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Hollytree Country Club - Patrick The Forge, Ben Wheeler – James, 6-9 Wednesday Night Woodshed, Kawa’s - Ramoth Gilead, 7-10 7-10 Lago Del Pino - DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 6-8 Love & War, Lindale – bastard Sons Thursday, October 11th of Johnny Cash, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 8:30-11 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Airline The Back Porch, Kilgore – Cole Allen, Road, 9-12 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Tuxedo Cats, The Central Station, Gladewater – 8-12 Karaoke, 6-9 Rick’s – Live Music, 8-12 Click’s -DJ, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Jazz Jam, 7-10 South Tyler Speakeasy - The Black- The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Cami smiths, 8-12 Maki, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Gravel- Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 tooth, 9-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, Love & War, Lindale – Melinda 8-12 Adams, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 18 •

Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Paul Shafer & Friends, 6:30-9:30 Friday, October 12th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 903 Fest, Longview - Casey James, Sam Hyman, Kenny Wayne shepherd, 6-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris Band, 8-12 Clicks Live - The Kid Icarus Project, 9-1 ETX Brewery – Owen Tiner, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Riley Redding, 7-10 FRESH – The Magills, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove - Gary Patrick, 9-12 Kawa’s - The Tuxedo Cats, 7-10 Lago Del Pino - DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Love & War, Lindale – Jarrod Sterrett & The Hired Guns, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Monkey Grass, 9-12 Republic Icehouse – Big Hotel, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Peterson Brothers, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Saturday, October 13th 903 Fest, Longview - The Molly Ringwalds, Tusk,Dagnabbit, Chad Cooke, Clint Black, 12pm-12am The Back Porch, Kilgore – Twisted Whisky, 9-1 Bergfeld Park - Wood & Wire, 7-9 Clicks Live - HED P. E., Edge of Misery, Soul Crisis, 9-1 Coyote Sam’s - Karaoke, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Jazz Connection, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Andie Kay, 7-10 FRESH – Tuxedo Cats, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 The Grove - Live Music, 10-12 Kawa’s - Tia & Gary, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery - Moseley Duo, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – 6 Miles To Mixon, 9-12 The Oil Palace - Mercy Me, 7-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins - Lee Mathis, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Eric & Jen, 6:30- 9:30 True Vine Brewing - Big Funky Cloud, Blue Louie, 5:30-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN – Johnny & The Night Crawlers, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12 Sunday, October 14th The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Jackie’s Office Club, Lindale - Open Mic, 4-8 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Monday, October 15th Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Logan K Strong, 6:30-9:30 Tuesday, October 16th

11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dustin Becker & Company, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Wednesday, October 17th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Woodshed, 7-10 Liberty Hall -Gene Watson, 7pm Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Thursday, October 18th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s - Thurbass with DJ Cicero & Andres, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Danny Reichles, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Heather Harper, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Pruitt Acoustic, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 8:30-11:30 Friday, October 19th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – 2nd Childhood, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Billie Jo, Hunter Douglas, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tanner Usrey, 7-10 FRESH – Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Kawa’s - Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe, 8:30-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Saturday, October 20th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Teazur, 9-1 Coyote Sam’s - Karaoke, 7-10 ETX Brewery - Matt Raker Band, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, 7-10 FRESH – Bluez Boyz, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 The Grove - Patrick James, 10-1 Kawa’s - Heather Harper, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm Love & War, Lindale – Monte Mont-

gomery, 8-12 M6 Winery - Tommi Jo Harris, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - Dylan Wheeler, 9-1 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Gary S., 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 8-12 Rick’s – Time Machine, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Finding Shade, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN – DEL RIO, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12 Sunday, October 21st Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Jackie’s Office Club, Lindale - Open Mic, 4-8 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Monday, October 22nd Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Logan K Strong, 6:30-9:30 Tuesday, October 23th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dustin Becker & Company, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Wednesday, October 24th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Woodshed with Kelly Cutler, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Thursday, October 25th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s - DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Jazz Jam, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – 8 Ball Aitken, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Todd Barrow, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Paul Shafer & Friends, 6:30-9:30 Friday, October 26th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Kevin Galloway, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Cole Allen, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Austin Layne, 7-10 FRESH – The Leftovers, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lago Del Pino - DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Love & War, Lindale – Darrin Morris, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Lee

Mathis, 9-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins After Hours Band, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Tyler Dudley, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – The Black Lillies, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Saturday, October 27th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jonathan Terrell, 9-1 Coyote Sam’s - Karaoke, 7-10 ETX Brewery - Harvest Thieves, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Travis Bolt, 7-10 FRESH – Casey Martin Band, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 The Grove - Live Music, 10-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm Love & War, Lindale – Billie Jo, Dylan Wheeler, Brent Querry, Vance Bruce, Tyler Dudley, Canaan Bryce, Chris Colston, 6:30 -11 M6 Winery - Lacie Carpenter, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - Ben Lowery & TX Express, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Back In Black, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Bluez Boyz, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Matt Raker Band, 6:30-9:30 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12 Sunday, October 28th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Jackie’s Office Club, Lindale - Open Mic, 4-8 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Monday, October 29th Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Logan K Strong, 6:30-9:30 Tuesday, October 30th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Dustin Becker & Company, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Wednesday, October 31st The Back Porch, Kilgore – LaDarius Daniels, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Woodshed with Kelly Cutler, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10

Food Sola Bread Co.: Family At Its Finest By Johnny Griffith Bread is life. Don’t take my word for it, the smallest amount of research will reveal bread has been a staple of civilizations for thousands of years and entire economies have been built around the process which brings it from the fields to the market. The art of baking bread was something that was celebrated in homes for millennia - not just a means to sustain life, but as an opportunity to grow closer together and commune with one another during the process. Over the years that process has changed drastically with modernization and mechanization, circumventing much of the old processes which made bread more nutritional and accessible for all. Luckily for Tyler and the surrounding area, Blaine and Karin Davis, along with Tim and Lindsay, and John Patrick and Tommy Long (Karin’s brothers) had a dream to rekindle this process and the community it engendered in order to bring the art of baking bread to this area. In the process, they have created something special. From humble beginnings in a backyard oven built in 2013 by the Davis-Long clan, they have managed to foster a sort of magic that manifests itself over and over again in each loaf of bread they bake. With hours of work, art, skill, and a little luck going into each loaf produced, there is a true artisan culture being fostered in every loaf of Sola Bread. This meticulous craft has translated well into the community - to the point where March in 2018, Sola Bread Co. opened their very first brick and mortar location alongside the True Vine Brewing Co.’s new location in a partnership that seems as if it was made in Heaven. I recently sat down with Blaine to get more of the story of Sola Bread Co. and what’s been going on in the bakery. Johnny: Describe the moment when the light bulb came on with the idea to build a brick oven in your backyard which was essentially the genesis of Sola Bread Co.? Blaine: Tim, Lindsay, Karin, and I were over at Tim and Lindsay’s house for dinner one night dreaming about how neat it would be to share the bread and food we loved with more people. Family is at the center of our lives and food is the vehicle by which we enjoy each other. I had been baking sourdough loaves in my dutch oven, one at a time, and I physically didn’t have enough hours to bake the number of loaves that friends and family wanted during the holidays and for events. I remember one Christmas Eve where I never went to bed so that I could finish baking the 12 loaves of bread that were needed for the following day. Something had to give. So that evening, we decided that we needed more good bread in the world. We thought perhaps, that we could build the oven ourselves and cover the costs of building the oven by selling bread at the farmer’s market. It would be a great way to meet more people in the city we call home. My best friend in college had given me a book years before called “The Bread Builders,” which got me started on my bread journey. Half of the book is about the chemistry and biology of bread and the other half

is about wood-fired bread ovens. There were basic instructions on how to build a bread oven, and so with lots of online research and phone calls to other bakers in the wood-fired industry, we began to build. Since then, that oven has baked over 10,000 loaves of bread. Johnny: Was there ever that Noah’s Ark type moment where perhaps some people might have thought the idea was a bit crazy? Blaine: If anything, we still think we’re crazy, but I also know that if we hadn’t followed this path we would have missed out on so many friendships, relationships, and opportunities to fall in love with the city of Tyler. Business is a risk, but so is a relationship. If you risk nothing, you gain nothing. Personally, Wendell Berry has had a big influence on how I think about people, place, and economy. Berry preaches the virtues of commitment to peace and love of people. Everything we make takes time, skill, and craft. But that also means that there is only so much we can accomplish, which is not a hindrance so much as freedom. If there is one thing that bread can teach you, its that good things take time and are worth waiting for. I think that analogy plays out well with how we think about our place in this city: This place and its people are worth the time, attention, and craft that is required of deep and meaningful relationships. Johnny: What were those early days like in the backyard, firing up the oven early in the morning or late at night when you were spending your time honing the recipes and art of bread making? Blaine: Bleary-eyed, exhilarating, exhausting, maddening. For the past four years of my life, I have woken up at 2am every Saturday morning to bake the bread that y’all so graciously buy from us each week. I’ve learned to make friends with the stars. It’s established a rhythm and ‘rootedness’ to my life as I’ve learned to dance with my oven. Each bake is different. Heat saturation levels of my oven are never quite the same, my bread is never quite proofed the same, so the variables keep me on my toes. Every time I pull the door open on the oven I’m wondering to myself, “Is this going to be the perfect bake?” But to be honest, the baking is only the tip of the iceberg. Johnny: Speaking of the art, Sola Bread Co. uses an older technique that mitigates a lot of the issues some people have with consuming bread, specifically the gluten. What initially drew you to this style of baking and how much do you think it has contributed to your success? Blaine: For starters, I want to clarify that we suffer from a poverty of language when the only word we know for the style of bread I make is “sourdough.” I make naturally leavened bread which is VERY different from San Francisco sourdough. It is, well, sour…like vinegar. Our bread is lactic, tangy, and buttery. The interesting thing is that both are made from the exact same ingredients and process but are executed in a vastly different way. What drew me to making bread was growing up in a great bread culture. I grew up in Sao Paulo,

Brazil where every neighborhood had its own bakery, butcher shop, market, and pizzeria. When I moved to east Texas, none of the things I loved to eat could be had, so I set out to learn how to make them all. I definitely think that the natural-levain process is essential to what we do at Sola. I think most of society’s health issues, which only emerged about a hundred years ago, are directly related to the process. Grain needs to be fermented to be properly digested by humans, and that is precisely what we do with our bread. Johnny: So when you first fired up the oven back in 2013, were you able to envision a moment where this desire to make memories and grow community would lead to a brick-and-mortar location? Blaine: Not at all! It’s bigger, better, and more amazing than anything we ever could have dreamed or chosen for ourselves. When we got started, we mostly thought that a brick and mortar would be part of our ten-year plan, vaguely out in the distance like a mirage. Our primary goal when we opened was to make the best bread possible and to establish a positive bread culture in Tyler. Then we expanded to our famous pizza nights in our backyard which allowed us to hone our craft with pizza, experiment with dough, and topping combos, and invite our newly acquired bread fans into our home to eat great food. Frankly, the response and growth of our pizza nights is what pushed our vision forward. Through an act of sheer providence, we acquired the oven that is in our restaurant today. It sat in our father’s garage for a year and a half before we knew what to do with it. The opportunity with True Vine manifested itself and we knew we had to take it! Johnny: When did the partnership with True Vine begin and how did that lead to Sola Bread building at that location? Blaine: About 2.5 years ago we approached Ryan and Tracy Dixon - who have been dear friends and supporters of team Sola from day one - about setting up a pizza shack with the wood-fired pizza oven we had acquired over on their old Englewood property. When they acquired the Earl Campbell

Parkway property and shared their vision with us, we all realized that this was the opportunity we had been waiting for. Johnny: Was there ever a time in those early years when you thought it would have been easier to do something else? Blaine: I’m sure we’ve all had that thought at multiple times and will continue to do so over the months and years ahead. But “easy” isn’t the point of life. I believe in the “goodness” of our product and our work. Our mission isn’t just about food, it’s about people. It’s about getting folks to gather around and connect in a real way. Johnny: What is next on the radar for Sola Bread Co.? Blaine: We are just getting started! We’ve launched our restaurant with pizza taking the forefront of what we do, but this next year it’s our vision to expand our bread, pastry, and bakery operation. I’m excited to grow our equipment in order to expand our bakery. Part of our expansion goals includes a mobile brick oven so that we can bring the best-woodfired pizza in Tyler to a variety of locations and events. We look forward to the day when we can bring our pizza nights to backyards across the city! Sola Bread is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Pkwy., Tyler. Follow them at and on Facebook at


October 6th (9am-12 noon): Pups & Pastries Bring your pup to Sola Bread Co. and enjoy live music, Sola pastries, natural pet treats by Farmhouse Pet Bakery, and the True Vine dog park. A portion of all pastry sales will go to benefit the SPCA of Tyler. Sola Bread Co. is located inside True Vine Brewing, 2453 Earl Campbell Pkwy., Tyler. • 19

Family Movies in the Park Returns for 4th Fall Season Cooler fall temperatures mean the return of

the Tyler Parks and Recreation’s popular Movies in the Park series. This season marks the fourteenth year for the outdoor film series, recognized locally as a budget-wise, family-friendly way to enjoy pleasant fall evenings in Bergfeld Park’s amphitheater and Center Stage on a new 24’x12’ screen. The film line-up for the new fall season includes: September 29th (8pm): “Coco” - The movie synopsis is: Despite his family’s baffling generationsold ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. This movie is being sponsored by the Hispanic Professionals Association of Tyler (HPAT) in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Talking Tales The Tyler Public Library and East Texas Storytellers’ are working together to provide a new ongoing program called Talking Tales. Every second Thursday at 5:30pm in the Taylor Auditorium, talented storytellers will regale patrons with folklore, legends, and lore from all around the world. Each month will have a theme, and with the program beginning in the spooky month of October, the first theme will be ghost stories. Makerspace- Pumpkin Carving The Tyler Public Library’s Makerspace will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest for all ages on October 13th at 2pm in the Makerspace Room. Come and decorate pumpkins kindly provided by FRESH, and see who can make the spookiest pumpkin of them all! Children need assistance and supervision by guardians 18 or over. Reel Talk The Tyler Public Library and Liberty Hall are excited to begin a new film series and club called Reel Talk, billed as “A book club, but for movies!” Every third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Liberty Hall will show a movie and any interested movie goers can stay afterwards to discuss the film’s merits and flaws. The first film shown will be “Alien” on October 18th. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students; patrons with Library membership can show their library card at the door to get in for free. Adulting 101 The Tyler Public Library’s Adulting 101

Studio Movie Grill Offers Classic Fall Films Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at Retro Nightmares Series (7:45pm) • October 4th: “Amityville: The Evil Escapes” and “Amityville: It’s About Time” (Double Feature) • October 11th: “Sweet Sixteen” & “The Convent” (Double Feature) Halloween Classic Favorites (7:15pm) • October 3rd: “The Witches” • October 10th: “Little Shop of Horrors” • October 17th: “The Shining” • October 24th: “The Exorcist” (Director’s Cut) • October 31st: “Nightmare on Elm Street”

October 6th (7:30pm): “Wonder” - The movie synopsis is: A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. October 20th (7pm): “The Greatest Showman” - This movie is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. “The Greatest Showman” also features Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya. This movie is part of the Rose Festival Arts and Crafts Fair. All films are rated PG and free soft drinks will be provided by Tyler Beverages. Concessions will also be available for a fee. Visitors can bring a blanket, chairs, and picnic to enjoy the show. “Without public and private support of Parks and Recreation programming, the show might not go on,” said Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager. “The City must pay a licensing fee for the rights to show each movie. That’s why donations and sponsorships are so important. We started Movies in the Park in the fall of 2004 and we have shown 100 movies so far.” Monetary support comes from a variety of sources, ranging from t-shirt sales, business sponsorships and entry fees for certain events. The fall movie series is sponsored in part by Altra Federal Credit Union, a Friend of Bergfeld Park, HPAT and Heritage Land Bank. Sponsors for the Movies in the Park series are still needed. For details, contact Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager, at (903)531-1214. program continues to teach young adults and teens how to “adult” better on October 20th at 2pm in the Taylor Auditorium. This month, the Library has invited Capital One to speak on checking accounts and other bank-related matters. Book Sale The Tyler Public Library will be having their bi-annual book sale in their lobby starting Wednesday, October 17th to Sunday, October 21st. The sale starts when the Library opens, and closes a half hour before the library does. Prices may vary. Brews and Boards The Tyler Public Library and ETX Brewing Co. ongoing program Brews and Boards continues October 25th at 7pm. While ETX provides the “brews” of all varieties, the Library staff will be on hand with old favorites and teach new games. Any attendee is welcome to add a donation to the Tyler Public Library when closing out their tab. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway Ave. in Downtown Tyler. The Library asks that all attendees drive responsibly after the program. Makerspace- Frankenstein’s 200 Birthday The Tyler Public Library’s Makerspace will be celebrating the bicentennial of Frankenstein’s publishing with candy, fun events, and spooky experiments on the Library patio. Celebrate the dastardly doctor’s 200th birthday on Saturday, October 27th at 2pm! Special Needs Screenings (11am) • October 6th: “Smallfoot” • October 20th: “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” Harry Potter Movie Marathon (7:30pm) • October 8th: “Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix” • October 15th: “Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince” • October 22nd: “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1” • October 29th: “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2” • October 30th: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”



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side-splitting comedy collide as magician Grant Freeman brings his unique show full of surprises to Cherokee Civic Theatre, located at 157 W. Fifth St., a block off the courthouse square in beautiful downtown Rusk. Don’t miss the magic, storytelling, and wonder, brought to you by one of the most compelling entertainers of his generation. This is perfect for the whole family! The worst image magician, Grant Freeman, can conjure in his mind is the cheesy magician making flagrantly-colored handkerchiefs spew out of bright wooden boxes, stuffing rabbits into hats, and torturing innocent women for no apparent reason. Grant has striven in his extensive work as a magician to create modern and out-of-the-colored-box performances that propel the ancient art of conjuring into the new millennium. The most popular question Grant receives, after “How in the world…?!” is “How did you get started in magic?” In the

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September 28th-October 7th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Treasure Island” will be on the stage at Henderson Civic Theatre. Sixteen-year-old Jim Hawkins’ adventure begins when Billy Bones, the old sea-dog captain, appears one morning in the Admiral Benbow Inn. Billy Bones admits to Jim that he was Flint the pirate’s first mate and that he holds Flint’s map that shows where his treasure is hidden. Jim takes the map, eludes the pirates, and sets his course for adventure. Together with Doctor Livesay and Squire Trelawney, they quickly decide to outfit a ship - the Hispaniola - and travel the sea to hunt for that treasure. Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. For more info call (903)657-2968 or go to October 5th-7th, 12th-14th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm): “Elvis Has Left the Building” will be on the stage at The Palestine Community Theatre. It’s December 20, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel,” knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he’s racked up a secret debt - and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator in 24 hours. Hijinks ensue as desperate measures to replace the irreplaceable take place. Palestine Community Theatre is held in The Texas Theatre located at 213 W. Crawford in Palestine. For more info go to October 5th- 7th, 11th-14th (ThursdaySaturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Dial M for Murder” will be on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense, they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to October 6th-7th, 12th-14th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be on the stage at Cherokee Civic Theatre. Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Cherokee Civic Theatre is located at 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk. For more info call (903)683-2131 or go to October 11th (Thursday at 7pm): “Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concert” will be presented at First Presbyterian Church. Widely regarded as a pianistic Mount Everest for its many daunting challenges, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto was written specifically for his first North American tour in 1909. Hailed as an artist


seventh grade, Grant began learning magic from local professional magicians, and was then able to meet and learn from some of the best and most experienced magicians in the world. Grant quickly became a well-known name among magicians as a rising performer, and television appearances and professional bookings for a wide variety of performances soon followed. Performing in large-scale events, and a substantial amount of charity shows, Grant continues to create strong material packed with stunning magic and comedy for the audience of today. Get ready for this exciting, captivating show that is fun for the whole family. This will not be one to miss! For tickets go to or of ‘magnificent pianism’ with an ‘engaging personality,’ British pianist Tom Hicks joins Weston Jennings for a rare performance of this work as re-imagined for piano and organ. The sheer amount of pyrotechnics for both hands and feet promises to be exhilarating! First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info cal (903)597-6317 or go to October 11th (7pm): “The Wizard of Oz” will be on the stage at Belcher Center. This production is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. It’s a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. The Belcher Center is located at 2100 S. Moberly in Longview. For more info call (866)550-5388 or go to October 11th-14th (Thursday-Saturday at 7pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm): “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be on the stage at Robert E. Lee Theatre. This musical spoof of the roaring 1920’s, features a feisty young flapper Millie who plans to find a job and marry a wealthy employer. Though fond of penniless paper-clip salesman Jimmy, she’s determined to marry well-heeled company man Trevor Graydon, who loves Millie’s roommate Dorothy Brown. As all four try to find love, evil landlady Mrs. Meers schemes to sell the orphaned Dorothy into white slavery. The Robert E. Lee Theatre is located in the Jan E. Jones Fine Arts Center on the Robert E. Lee campus, ESE Loop 323 in Tyler. For more info email October 13th (6pm): “Fall Concert” will be presented by the UT Tyler Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale under the direction Dr. Cameron Rose at First Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info cal (903)597-6317 or go to October 18th-27th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm): “The Odd Couple” will be on the stage at Henderson County Performing Arts Center. This Tony Award winning play never grows old. Oscar and Felix become the ultimate roommates when their wives leave them. Feli’s fastidious, depressed, tense, clean freakiness drives Oscar nuts as he is the exact opposite. HCPAC is located at 400 Gibson Road in Athens. For more info call (903)675-3908 or October 21st (2pm) and 23rd (7:30pm): “Lake Country Community Band: Things that Go Bump” will be on the stage at Lake Country Playhouse. Lake Country Playhouse is located at 114 N. Johnson Street, Mineola. For more info call (903)569-2300 or go to October 27th (7:30pm): “Soweto Gospel Choir” will be on the stage at the Belcher Center. Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. The Belcher Center is located at 2100 S. Moberly in Longview. For more info call (866)550-5388 or go to November 8th-11th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” will be on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This theater production is for children and it tells the classic children’s tale of Snow White, seven dwarfs, a magic mirror, and an evil queen. The handsome version of the famous fairy tale as presented in New York. Supposedly disposed of by the wicked queen, Snow White finds her way to a happy glen and the home of seven friendly dwarfs. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to

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The Pop Art style of Tyler Shelton By Derrick White “Art has given me a sense of purpose and a sense I’m contributing to society in some way. I always felt like I had no place, art has given me a place,” states local artist Tyler Shelton. He continues, “I am a self-taught artist for the most part. I have taken a few classes here and there but never seemed to retain much new information from them. I have learned a lot from my mother Suzanne Shelton, who studied in France and graduated with a fine art degree and has taught art for the last 20 years. If I ever have questions or need guidance, I go to her and she is always very helpful.” Tyler Shelton works in what are predominantly a colorful, pop art style creating powerful and captivating paintings, collages, photographs, and murals. He sometimes revisits prevailing, iconic images such as Elvis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mick Jagger, and Marilyn Monroe. His images become a clash of commercialism and expressionism juxtaposing familiar, recognizable images while expressing an emotional experience. Pop art is an art movement which began during the mid-1950s. The movement included imagery from popular, American consumer cultures, such as advertising, comic books, commonplace objects, Hollywood, and celebrities. It is also associated with the artists’ use of reproduction techniques and photography. “I have experimented with many different styles and I’m always thinking of new aesthetics to achieve. Most of my pieces I would say are along the lines of abstract pop art or psychedelic pop art. I started out just painting intricate designs and trying to make them as clean and perfect as possible but I eventually drove myself crazy and lost interest in trying to make things perfect. Now a lot of my pieces are very expressive and sloppy which I enjoy more because I think it’s more honest in a sense, and often times quicker. Using a lot of colors like baby blue and mint green, elements where one looks at it and it

This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:

“Apertures of the Mind: Works by Abhidnya Ghuge” The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at

1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. For more info call the museum at (903)595-1001,, or email “Apertures of the Mind: Works by Abhidnya Ghuge” The Tyler Museum of Art is proud to present the first large-scale museum exhibition of an emerging East Texas talent with “Apertures of the Mind: Works by Abhidnya Ghuge” through December 2nd. Admission is free.

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just seems fresh like a piece of spearmint gum,” explains the artist. Tyler has increasingly become more interested in photography, specifically vintage portraits, grainy, nostalgic, and black and white. He states, “I really enjoy the collage of photography and acrylic paint so I have been doing a lot of that recently. I have never been very computer savvy but I am getting a lot more experienced with Illustrator and Photoshop. When done right, it can look very professional and most businesses and local bands seek digital art more than paintings, so I feel like it is in high demand. I am practicing with spray paint a lot and I really love the application process and the textures it has to offer but I am not where I want to be with it yet.” Tyler Shelton has won best in show at Gallery Main Street in Downtown Tyler and has recently completed a fun and colorful mural on the stairs at Caldwell Arts Academy certain to entertain and inspire the rug rats. He was also one of the participating artists on the mural at ETX Brewing Company. “I was always a very bad student and didn’t have much going for me when I graduated high school. I started college and ended up dropping out very quickly. I decided to really focus on art and began to see I actually had a shot to make a living off of it. I would paint every day for about 8-12 hours or so for several years, I just let it consume me and I really grew very quickly and now at age 22, I am able to rely on income from my art. I’m not making a killing but I’m making a living and I see great things ahead in my career as an artist,” exclaims the artist. Adding, “I would say one of the best things art has brought to my life is confidence. My parents always made it very clear to me I needed to go to college and find a good, high-paying job to ensure my success in society. It’s not

Born in India, Ghuge is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Tyler. Inspired by a blend of Indian henna designs and imagery from her previous medical profession, Ghuge’s work explores themes of community, time, and value. “Apertures of the Mind” features handcarved woodblocks, ink and gouache drawings, and mixed media wall pieces. The exhibition also will include a site-responsive installation constructed out of woodblock-printed paper plates. Ghuge’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Her work can be found in public and private collections in India, the United Kingdom and the United States. Support for “Apertures of the Mind” is provided by Collectors’ Circle-Gold Sponsor Sheryl Rogers Palmer. Family Days: October 13th Free admission, interactive art projects, light

that I disagreed with them but I just had no idea what I was going to do about it. I wasn’t very responsible. I didn’t have many life skills, the only things I was actually good at were sports and art. But I stuck with art and it’s taken me places and made me grow as a person and guided me through life in a way and now I feel confident in myself and my future.” Shelton concludes, “The most frustrating thing to me as an artist is frustration itself. I have noticed my creativity flow comes in waves. I will come up with great ideas and be super motivated for months and I will be killing it, then out of the blue I will have no good ideas and be very unmotivated for months. It is very frustrating to get frustrated. Art shouldn’t be frustrating. You don’t make good art when you’re frustrated. Something I’ve learned is that art is fluid and it only makes sense creativity would be fluid too, so you can’t fight it you just have to ride it.” Shelton is inspired by artists such as The Doors’ Jim Morrison, although not a visual artist. Tyler has read much of his poetry and lyrics and found it to be incredible. “He has inspired many pieces of mine and has inspired me to venture into other artistic fields such as music and literature,” says Shelton. Tyler’s most obvious inspiration comes from superstar artist, Andy Warhol (American artist, director and producer and a leading figure in the pop art movement). Tyler states, “I really respect him as an artist because he didn’t do it the traditional way and he rewrote art itself. He really took art and did whatever he wanted and did it however he wanted.” “Art is what you can get away with,” – Andy Warhol.

“Alternate Perspective” Opens at Gallery Main Street

snacks and a festive atmosphere for all ages are on the menu from 2-4pm the second Saturday of each month with the Tyler Museum of Art’s Family Day. First Friday: October 5th The first Friday of each month, the TMA offers a full day of free admission plus guided tours of its spotlight exhibitions at 11am. From contemporary Texas art to Hudson River School to Andy Warhol, each tour is unique.

Gallery Main Street’s fine art exhibit, “Alternate Perspective” will be hosting an opening reception at 5:30pm October 13th. This exhibit will explore the concept of “what one person sees is not always the same as what another’s view will be. Each person’s past, coupled with their personality, provides a multitude of opinions and with that alternative solutions. One person might see a cloud as just a cloud while another sees a face, both people have a different view of the same thing.” Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. Each exhibit opens with a Saturday evening reception that features music, an opportunity to meet the artists, refreshments, and more. The Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. For more info go to downtowntylerarts. com, call (903)593-6905.

Books Fall Reading at Its Best By Gini Rainey “The Day John Died” by Christopher Anderson Who has not been fascinated by one of the most famous families in the United States? But most times with that fame and notoriety comes tragedy, and that was very true of the Kennedy clan. This book not only speaks of the tragic day that John Kennedy, Jr., his wife, and sister-in-law lost their lives but also goes behind the curtain and dives into a lot of the motivating forces throughout his life. Often mostly thought of as the brave little soldier who saluted JFK’s casket as it passed by, that brave little soldier grew up to be a man his father would have been most proud. Well written and extensively researched, Anderson (who also wrote “The Day Diana Died”) has provided the reader with a different and more human view of the Kennedys and what made them who they are. Anderson, in an easy to read and understandable style, took his many sources and resources and wove them into a very interesting and personal look at not only John’s, but also JFK’s, Jackie’s, Caroline’s, Bobby’s, and Ted’s lives and how they interacted with one another. With a fairly impartial view of the Kennedy’s, Mr. Anderson has written a book that illustrates how much the Kennedy Dynasty not only impacted America but also the people who live there. This book is definitely well worth the read. Rated: 5 of 5, Copyright 2000 – William Morrow

“Collusion of Angels” by Cynthia Boone Once again Ms. Boone has written a novel filled with characters you will come to love and a storyline that is filled with romance, selfredemption and, most of all, hope. When Kennedy Gray’s every-day, not so run-of-the-mill life ends with the tragic loss of her family and boyfriend, she is given a chance at a new beginning in the midwest on a farm inhabited by an order of nuns. Under the nuns’ loving guidance, a very unhappy, self-loathing Kennedy slowly comes to terms with her past and, finding a new direction for her life, contemplates and enters a period of training and preparation as a novitiate to entering the Catholic order with the nuns who had virtually become her new family. What happens as she prepares for her future life in the convent changes her life in many positive ways. Meanwhile, as you would hope to have happened in a romantic novel, the stars and planets (along with the sisters) are aligning to bring together two star-crossed lovers. If you’ve not read anything by Boone, this is a good one to start with. She has a wonderful way of creating characters that step off the pages and make you want to know them. While her stories are fictitious, they hold a certain amount of reality to which a lot of readers can relate. Definitely a page-turner, you won’t regret picking up this book. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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2018 Genealogy Lock-In Program October 19th, 10am-8:30pm, the 2018 Genealogy Lock-In Program will be held at Smith County Historical Society, 125 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. The 2018 Genealogy Lock-In Program is a cooperative effort to bring genealogical topics and speakers to a wider audience using modern technology through the Genealogy Network of Texas. There will be eight 1-1 1/2 sessions featuring some of the nation’s best known genealogical speakers. This live webinar will be shown on a projection screen in the Smith County Historical Society Payne Auditorium. The events are as follows: • 10-10:50am: Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law will be presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist. In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today. • 11-11:50am: Discovering Your Ancestors’ Land Holdings in the Texas GLO will be presented by Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records. Learn how maps can be used in genealogical research. This will be an overview of how to use the archival maps, the GIS mapping system, and the original land grant records to find your ancestors. • 12 noon-1:30pm: Genealogy Basics: Getting Started on Your Family Tree will be presented by Carl Smith, Genealogy Librarian – Montgomery County Memorial Library System. Budding researchers will learn the basics they need to get started researching their family tree. We’ll cover the first steps to take to begin your research, starting with home sources. We’ll also cover the types of records that are useful for genealogical research. • 1:40-2:40pm: Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections will be presented by

Ari Wilkins, Library Associate at Dallas Public Library. We all have mounds of old unidentified family photos sitting in boxes. This lecture will offer step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging these precious collections. • 2:50- 3:50pm: Locating Ancestors on the Dawes Roll will be presented by Kathy Huber, Manager, Genealogy Center, Tulsa City County Library. The Dawes Roll, created between 1898-1906 enrolled members of the Five Civilized Tribes living in Indian Territory. • 4-5:15pm: Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Brick Walls will be presented by Drew Smith, Assistant Librarian, Academic Services, USF Tampa Library, co-host Genealogy Guys Podcast. Examine several case studies that will demonstrate how autosomal DNA testing can be used to solve genealogy brick walls. • 6:15-7:15pm: Breaking Brick Walls by Finding Living Cousins will be presented by Shelby Rowan, Family Historian, President of Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society in Bryan/ College Station. Perhaps a second or third or even a fourth cousin might have some information about your mutual great or great-grandparents that just might break one of your brick walls. • 7:25-8:30pm: Census Sense: Clues & Conundrums for Intermediate Researchers will be presented by Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S., Owner, Family Lines & Stories. This presentation focuses on federal census headings and codes, alternate federal censuses, state censuses, and their use in our research. For more info go to • 23

EGuide Magazine Tyler TX October 2018  

Entertainment Guide for things to do in Tyler, TX

EGuide Magazine Tyler TX October 2018  

Entertainment Guide for things to do in Tyler, TX